This guide includes both primary and secondary source resources about railroads, primarily in the Appalachian region. Manuscripts must be used in the Dougherty Reading Room. To schedule an appointment or for more information, email spcoll@appstate.edu.

Manuscript Collections

The Georgia Railway and Power Company Photograph Album contains 31 pages and 66 photographs. Photographs include white and black workmen, bridges, railroad cars, railroad lines, Green Street terminal, cars could be dated, quarry, crane, rock drill, Tugalo River, trolley wires, Stone Mountain, Scottdale, Erskine and Ingleside Stations, Tallulah Falls, sub-stations, and Dunlop Power Station.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The collection is one black and white advertisement card addressed to the Mayor of Harrisonburg, Virginia, advertising dates and cities of lectures and exhibits on the Good Roads Train sponsored by the Southern Railway and the Danville and Western Railway in 1911.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Harper's Ferry Postcard is a black and white 24" x 6" panoramic postcard depicting Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, circa 1911. It illustrates the Canal, the Potomac River, the West Virginia-Maryland Bridge, the Shenandoah River, and the Virginia side.

0.01 linear feet (1 oversize folder)

The Herman Wilcox Collection contains photocopies of newspapers clippings about Herman Wilcox, the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad, the Boone bus depot, and the 1940 flood.

0.25 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box)

The J.T. (John T.) Morgan Papers is a collection of business receipts, licenses, and records of J.T. Morgan as a merchant in Bedford County, Virginia. An associate H.C. Morgan is mentioned on some papers.

2.0 linear feet (1 half-size manuscript box, 1 oversize folder)

The Jack Jeffers Photography Collection contains over 700 matted photographic prints, many framed, of the Appalachian region. The majority of photographs were taken in Virginia and West Virginia.

112.75 linear feet (34 oversize boxes, 1 half-sized manuscript box, 67 matted photographs, 160 framed photographs, 2 baskets)

The National Railway Historical Society Papers is a collection of a commemorative postcard of the last day of the Roanoke, Virginia Convention of the Society, September 5, 1977, with its special postmarks and railroad stamps.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)